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Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Our Lady of Lourdes Women's & Children's Hospital and written by Dr. Scott Barrilleaux. COVID & Pregnancy Expecting and worried about COVID-19? You’re not alone. Speculation about COVID-19 and its potential impact on pregnancy surfaced...
One year ago, I had a miscarriage. My husband and I had not intended to conceive. In fact, we had an eleven-month-old baby, and the thought of another pregnancy was terrifying. Our anxiety over balancing two babies did not...
In general, the holidays are a difficult time for those who are grieving. Infertility is a different type of grief, because you're grieving for something you've never had. It is a constant loop of grief every month. During Christmas,...
A few months ago, I wrote an article about the physical and mental hardships my friend was going through as she was fighting infertility. I was watching from the outside, from miles and hours away. She’s a friend that...
Friends, I was you just a few years ago. On the childless side of this. My husband and I were at the beach, our whole family packed into a small and cramped two-story beach house. I remember watching my brother...
  When I was expecting, I would cradle my pregnant belly and daydream about nursing my little one in a cozy corner of our home. I imagined the first few moments of his life would be spent on my chest...
I am a BIG planner. So, when my husband and I began family planning, I wanted to make sure there was no detail left behind. From the day we got a positive pregnancy test, I began planning my perfect pregnancy....
Dear Infertile Stepmom, Please know you’re not alone in your feelings. Even if, like me, you are part of a harmoniously blended family, you probably still deal with feelings of loneliness, envy, and insecurity. How could you not battle those...
Chrissy, John, Luna, and Miles -- As many have, I have admired you, your beauty, your cooking, your home, your family, your travels, your humor, and your marriage from afar. I watched your pregnancy with Luna and was so thankful for...
From the moment she announced her pregnancy, my best friend and I were dreaming up plans for her baby shower. As her due date was approaching, concerns grew for hosting an in-person celebration. A few of my friends had...

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